Updated: Sept. 14, 2018

The Addition of New Governors Work Group is reviewing the historical record of certain Bylaws amendments as directed by its charter. The materials represented below are by no means an exhaustive list — more information may be added in the future. Follow the timeline of major milestones of Board appointed entities.

Materials Index

Governance Task ForceGovernance Work GroupBylaws Work Group


Governance Task Force, 2012-2014

In 2012, the Board of Governors created the Governance Task Force to conduct an in-depth review of the governance of WSBA.


Governance Work Group, 2014-2015

Following the Final Report and Recommendations issued by the Governance Task Force, the Board of Governors created the Governance Work Group to help direct the Board's discussion and response to the task force recommendations. 

The materials list below is a reference guide to excerpts from the Board's public session meeting materials and Board minutes pertaining to the specific Bylaws under review by the ANG work group.

Board of Governors' Governance Report

Governance Task Force Summary Recommendations

Governance Work Group materials list



Bylaws Work Group, 2015-2016

After the Board of Governors approved the Governance Work Group's report, "Leadership for Today and Tomorrow," in September 2015, the Board formed the Bylaws Work Group to follow up on the report and assess bylaws changes needed to implement the recommendations and ensure the changes in the bylaws are uniform and consistent.


Public Meeting Notices and Other Notices

These are archived web pages depicting the Bylaws Work Group and public meeting notices of the Bylaws amendments posted throughout the WSBA website during 2015-2017.

Bylaws Work Group (June 29, 2017 archive)

Notice on Bylaws Work Group page re anticipated action at the Sept. 29-30, 2016 Board meeting

Notice of Special Board Meeting for Aug. 23, 2016 on WSBA.org home page (first rotating banner, from Aug. 18, 2016 archive)

Notice of Special Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 14, 2016 (Sept. 11, 2016 archive)

Governance page showing Bylaws Work Group (Aug. 16, 2016 archive)

Notice of First Reading of Proposed Bylaws Amendments (Aug. 16, 2016 archive)

Bylaws Work Group Created by the Board (March 3, 2016 archive)

Notice of Board Special Meeting for Aug. 23, 2016 (Aug. 10, 2016 archive)

Summary of Bylaws Work Group Meetings and Notices,  (August 2016)

This week's Take Note re: Governance Task Force, (July 25, 2014)


Member Comments

Public comments from members to the proposed Bylaws amendments were originally published in the September 2016 Board of Governor materials.

Member Comments, September 2016 (pdf 28.5 MB)

Member Comments, August 2016  (pdf 3.34 MB)

Late Comments Received (pdf 14 KB)

Board of Governors First Reading, Aug. 23, 2016

On Aug. 23, 2016, the Board of Governors held a five-hour public special meeting on the proposed Bylaws amendments at the WSBA Conference Center. The reading list below is a reference guide to excerpts from the August public session book concerning the specific Bylaws under review by the ANG work group.

Board of Governors First Reading List

Pages from August 2016 Board of Governors Meeting Materials (pdf 57.5 MB)


Board of Governors Final Action, Sept. 30, 2016

Following the special meeting on Aug. 23, 2016, the Board voted on the proposed Bylaws amendments.  The materials list below provides a reference guide to the pages excerpted from the September Board materials.

Board of Governors Final Action Materials List

Pages from September 2016 Board of Governors Meeting Materials-2 (pdf 31.5 MB)

Pages from September 2016 Board of Governors meeting materials-3 Art.VI and Comments (pdf 8.3 MB)


Board of Governors Meeting Minutes

Excerpts from Board of Governors meeting minutes related to the Bylaws amendments under consideration by the ANG work group.

Pages from Board Meeting Minutes, Sept. 29-30, 2016

Pages from Board Meeting Minutes, Aug. 23, 2016

Pages from Board Meeting Minutes, July 22-23, 2016

Pages from Board Meeting Minutes, June 2-3, 2016

Pages from Board Meeting Minutes, March 10, 2016